How much memory to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by stuuke, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. stuuke macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    The memory seems to take a huge jump in price when you go over the 512 + 256 built in. Is there a huge difference with more than the 768 to 1gb? I do a lot of photoshop work but am currently working on a 550mhz with 512mbs. I plan on purchasing a 12" powerbook and am trying to decide how much ram to buy. Thanks.
  2. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2003
    don't buy memory from apple
    much cheaper elsewhere makes high quality memory

  3. thirteen1031 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2004
    Ditto what Stuuke said--just be sure you have at least 512. Under that and any Mac's going to be sluggish. Obviously, the more RAM you can add, the better, especially if you're using something like photoshop.
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    The simple answer is "Buy as much as you can afford"
    Just how much can you afford? I dunno, ask your wallet :p
  5. stuuke thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    Why would apple go with a built in slot with 256 over a replaceable one. It would be a lot cheaper to get two 512's than one 1gb

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